Physical Therapist Profiles

Burkam & Associates' founders are Garrett "Lee" Burkam and Don Radlinski. Lee and Don established Burkam & Associates when they identified an opportunity to create a clinical model of efficiency that attracts and retains the highest quality clinicians. Their aim is to be the employer of choice to make it easier to be the provider of choice.

Lee Burkam, Founder, Burkam & Associates RehabilitationLee Burkam, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC
Lee is a board certified sports physical therapist and certified athletic trainer. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1993 and went on to receive his doctorate degree from the University of Saint Augustine. Lee is one of a select few board-certified Sports Physical Therapists in central Ohio. He was recently named to the “Best in the US” list of the top 1% of physical Therapists in the United States. Lee has practiced and managed rehabilitation in numerous settings including hospital, nursing home, private practice, and corporate-owned outpatient rehabilitation agencies. He did the strategic planning and implementation of a rehabilitation agency in Ohio that included eleven new start-up clinics and was involved in four acquisitions in a four-year period.

Don Radlinski, Founder, Burkam & Associates RehabilitationDon Radlinski, PT, DPT, cert MDT
Don Radlinski’s expertise is in clinic operations. Don graduated from The Ohio State University in 1994 and went on to receive his doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina. Clinically, Don is one of a few certified McKenzie Therapists in central Ohio and he has extensive knowledge of Medicare as well as insurance company regulations and compliance. He has served in administrator roles for the largest and third and fourth largest national rehabilitation corporations. In addition to Don’s vast knowledge base on the standards that regulate the practice of physical therapy, he takes great pride in his ability to develop and mentor young clinicians and clinical rehabilitation managers.

Dayne Conley, PT, MPT, MS, SCS, NASM-PES
Dayne Conley has practiced in the Orthopedic/Sports Medicine setting since 1999. He is one of the few American Physical Therapy Association board certified sports specialist in Central Ohio. During this time he has worked with athletes from the NFL, Arena Football League, MLB, Collegiate baseball & football, as well as hundreds of high school athletes. Additionally, Dayne has trained hundreds of Professional, Collegiate & amateur athletes, assisting them achieve elevated contractual status & scholarships, while tremendously improving their sports performance. Dayne lives in Dublin with his wife, Lisa & their 2 sons, Cooper & Keegan.

Erin Tranquilli, PT, MPT, OCS
Erin Tranquilli was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, and graduated from Ohio University in 2002 with her Masters degree in Physical Therapy. She subsequently moved to Columbus, where she has been working as a physical therapist in the outpatient orthopedic setting for the past 8 years. She was recently recognized as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist, and has extensive experience working with sports injuries, spine and post-op rehab, as well as specializing in the treatment of vestibular disorders. She also enjoys working as a Clinical Instructor and mentoring students during clinical  rotations

Jason Pedicini, PT, DPT, cert MDT

Jason Pedicini was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Baldwin-Wallace College with majors in pre-physical therapy, exercise physiology and fitness management. He then received his doctorate of physical therapy at Slippery Rock University. Upon graduating he moved to Columbus, where he worked at an outpatient orthopedic facility. He has vast experience in dealing with athletes, post-operative rehabilitation, injured workers and the geriatric population. He is the center coordinator for clinical education for Burkam & Associates and also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Jason is a certified McKenzie physical therapist.
Heather Goettee, PT, DPT
Heather Goettee was born and raised in Owosso, Michigan. She received her Bachelor's degree in Health Studies from Boston University in 2005, and completed her Doctorate in physical therapy at Boston University in 2007. She remained in Boston, working in sports medicine and orthopedics for 2.5 years. She relocated to Columbus and joined the Conley Rehab staff in February 2010. Heather is an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor, and has worked with students from universities around the country.

Kelly Newsad, PT, MPT, ATC, CKTP
Kelley Newsad is a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer and has worked exclusively in the outpatient orthopedic setting. Kelley has vast experience in post-surgical and sports medicine rehabilitation and is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. She is also a competitive runner and recently teamed up with the Columbus Running Company to offer in-store clinics and consultations. You can check out and click on sports medicine for more details.

Casey, PT
Casey was born and raised in Galion Ohio. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University and received a BA in zoology, then followed with his doctorate in physical therapy at the Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, Casey completed a clinical rotation at Champion Sports Medicine in Birmingham, AL which is considered one of the best facilities in the country for sports medicine. This sports clinical experience combined with Casey’s basketball and baseball background led him to the position of Sports Resident. In his free time Casey enjoys bass fishing, watching basketball, and spending time with his fiancée Allie.

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